Gender and ICTs

Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 44th session
Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 44th session 29 June 2020 APC

APC’s priorities at this HRC session include the implications of COVID-19 for human rights online, the impact of digital technologies on freedom of assembly and association online, racial discrimination and inequality and new information technologies, and online gender-based violence.

Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net
Hardworking and resilient women engage with a health information chatbot in Pamoja Net 17 December 2020 Chako Armant for GenderIT.org

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in CNs to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centering meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities.

Women in community networks in Latin America: The story of Belem
Women in community networks in Latin America: The story of Belem 17 December 2020 Marcela Guerra and Cezar Renzi for GenderIT.org

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in CNs to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19 and their reflections on what these times have revealed around centering meaningful communication in their physical and digital communities.

2020 APC Member Convening: Closer than ever
2020 APC Member Convening: Closer than ever 14 December 2020

We are taking our learnings from the 2020 Member Convening and allowing them to shape our long-term visions, as we celebrate the work of the past 30 years and amplify our commitment to our collective advocacy, solidarity, resistance and transformation.

Set me up, knock me down: Legal obligations of dating apps to address sexual violence
Set me up, knock me down: Legal obligations of dating apps to address sexual violence 10 December 2020 Divya Srinivasan for GenderIT.org

Recent reports reveal that hundreds of people experience sexual harassment and abuse on Tinder, but Tinder has largely ignored survivors. What is the legal and ethical obligation that dating platforms have when their platform is repeatedly used by sexual assaulters to prey on women and others?

Design justice: Community-led practices to build the worlds we need
Design justice: Community-led practices to build the worlds we need 10 December 2020 Lucía Trias for GenderIT.org

Design justice advocates for processes of design that do not extract or appropriate the knowledge of users, but build systems and software that are of use to them, rather than to companies and designers themselves.

Include LGBTIAQ+ voices in internet governance conversations
Include LGBTIAQ+ voices in internet governance conversations 03 December 2020 Nyx McLean for GenderIT.org

Throughout the sessions I have been sitting in at this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), one thought has continuously come to mind: Where is the LGBTIAQ+ community in all of this? We cannot ignore LGBTIAQ+ people in our conversations on the internet, especially not in spaces like the IGF.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - 31
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - 31 26 November 2020 APCNews

Welcome to the 31st monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Rambles of everyday resistance
Rambles of everyday resistance 24 November 2020 Selam Mussie for GenderIT.org

A beautiful essay that explores how to navigate the complexities of sexuality and personhood for Ethiopians, and how the traditional form known as qene or wax-and-gold is the perfect metaphor for negotiating and living dual realities.

Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020
Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020 23 November 2020

Over the course of the week from 23 to 27 November 2020, the workshop will cover a variety of topics including ICT laws and jurisprudence, access, infrastructure and internet shutdowns, freedom of expression, gender and vulnerable groups, and legal methodology and process, among others.

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